Suspicious fire destroys Kaniva's Heritage Listed railway station

Kaniva Railway Station was destroyed in a fire on Saturday morning. Picture: CONTRIBUTED
Kaniva Railway Station was destroyed in a fire on Saturday morning. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

ONE of Kaniva’s most historic buildings has been destroyed.

The town’s Heritage Listed railway station went up in flames between 2am and 2.30am on Saturday morning. 

Kaniva Police Senior Constable Adrian Hoggett said the incident was being treated as suspicious.

Kaniva Railway Station. Picture: VICTORIAN HERITAGE DATABASE

Kaniva Railway Station. Picture: VICTORIAN HERITAGE DATABASE

“It is clear that either a person or persons have set fire to the building,” he said.

“It is quite a significant building in town and it is Heritage Listed.

“A lot of people are quite upset that this has happened.

“Any information regarding the fire would be greatly appreciated.”

Kaniva Railway Station was built in 1887 to service the Dimboola-Serviceton line.

Senior Constable Hoggart said anyone with information regarding the fire could contact Kaniva Police Station on 5392 2244 or Horsham CIU on 5382 9200.